Close-up view of Kerry James Marshall's mural, Rush More, on the side of the Chicago Cultural Center

Great Ideas of Humanity: Passing the Torch
February 25th – December 31st 2020

From 1950–1975, Chicago-based Container Corporation of America ran a campaign heralded as one of the best in advertising history, Great Ideas of Western Man. The world has changed since 1975. Great ideas are timeless.

Our response, Great Ideas of Humanity, celebrates globalization and cross-pollination of ideas, societies, and cultures. Like the original series, a committee meets, gathers “great ideas,” and commissions an artist or designer to create a visual response. The work does not advertise a product, but an ethos—of the museum, of the community, of Chicago—to make the world a better place through thoughtful design.


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All-City Visual Arts Exhibitions 2020
May 29th – December 31st 2020

We’re thrilled to partner with the Chicago Public Schools Department of Arts Education again this year to offer recognition to hundreds of hard-working student artists from across the city.

All-City Visual Arts Programs provide a unique opportunity to showcase student achievement in visual and media arts and exhibit their work in highly-visible, public exhibition spaces in Chicago. The high school exhibition showcases 2D, 3D, and digital artwork by students in grades 9–12 and the elementary exhibition features work by students from pre-K through 8th grade.


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1 Upcoming Exhibition:

17 Past Exhibitions: